Development and performance analysis of solar electric vehicle
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The objective of this Thesis paper is to document the various results obtained through tests and experiments in order to deduce the practicality of the “Solar Powered Electric Vehicle” in Bangladesh, especially in urban areas like Dhaka for daily commute. The system design of the vehicle utilizes solar power obtained and converted to electrical energy using solar panels which then charges the lead acid battery through a charge controller. The vehicle runs on a motor powered by the battery storage unit via a motor driver. The paper looks into how the car is developed, battery modeling to figure out the discharging characteristics and results from charging the batteries using solar panels. The paper also looks into experiments done on electromagnetic interferences that affect any devices in the car. In addition, results and interpretation of data recorded during various test drives are included for the readers to figure out the effectiveness of the “Solar Powered Electric vehicle” in everyday life.